2017 Terms and Conditions Benchmarking Survey

Have your say on your employment terms and conditions, training experience and other issues that matter for GP registrars. Complete the survey and be in the draw for a $500 pre-paid VISA card or one of five $100 vouchers. Click here to take the survey. Your participation will help GPRA respond constructively to the problems that registrars face and to inform future NTCER negotiations.


Unsuccessful in recent exam results.....

GPRA's Medical Educator Network (GPRMEN) Chair, Dr Lisa Fraser, offers some heartfelt and helpful advice..... Best wishes to everyone receiving results. For those who were not yet successful, we are here for you. This is a complex and high level stressor to a person's emotional wellbeing so it is normal to feel lots of emotional and physical symptoms. Scroll down to read more.


Are you participating in Steptember yet?

Looking for a way to increase your fitness levels, develop new healthy habits, have a great time with friends, and raise incredibly important funds to support people living with cerebral palsy right across Australia – all at the same time? Take 10,000 steps a day for 28 days straight for a worthy cause, it's never too late to join! Find out more.


GP 'Speed Dating' is coming to Melbourne!

If you're looking for a GP position - whether you're a registrar or a seasoned GP - come along and meet practice representatives in a relaxed, low pressure setting. GP ‘Speed Dating’ is FREE for GPs and registrars, and includes canapés and drinks. Tickets are strictly limited, so get in quick! Saturday 21 October at 5:30pm. Purchase tickets here.


FREE registrations for GP conferences

How would you like to win a FREE registration for the 2017 Rural Medicine Australia (RMA17) conference or RACGP's conference, GP17? Simply provide your details and answer three quick questions
to go into the draw! Enter the competition here.


Registrars guaranteed to gain new networks, knowledge, and skills at RMA17

Rural Medicine Australia 2017 (RMA17) is the peak annual conference and medical science forum of the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine and the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA). Find out more.


Share your thoughts

The RACGP is committed to continual improvement in our engagement in the growth of the general practice arena in Australia. We'd value you taking 3 minutes to share your thoughts by completing our registrar survey. You, as the future of general practice, play a vital role in shaping the future of this industry.


Boost your savings

As a GPRA member, you can earn a competitive 2.85% p.a. variable rate for the first four months when you open a new 32 day notice account and deposit new funds. What's more, you'll be in with a chance to win two corporate box tickets to The Ashes, Day 1. There are five chances to win. Rest easy knowing your hard earned money is working hard. Offer ends 31 October 2017. Click here to find out more.


Only one week left to register for AMA Victoria's Build Your Practice Conference and Exhibition

Build Your Practice is a one-day event aimed at people interested in learning how to build and manage a private medical practice. There will be three streams of learning on offer to maximise your benefit:

  • Stream 1 - Start-up 
  • Stream 2 - Sustainability 
  • Stream 3 - Personal development
Delegates are eligible for 40 RACGP points. Click here to RSVP.

Unsuccessful in recent exam results.....  

It is a career and financial significant life event, and the complexity lies in the difficulty of understanding how to proceed and the uncertainty around when and how you will pass. Most of you will get there soon.

Talk to your colleagues, medical educators, RLOs, non-medical friends (they are often good for perspective), GP and a psychologist if need. Psychological strategies are often used successfully by registrars after failing exams.

My other tip is to have a good few weeks or a month off. And to start a three times a week exercise routine. Exercise manages a good proportion of physical and emotional symptoms of stress and improves cognitive efficiency (yes, there is research to prove this), so you can do the same amount of work with better high order efficiency.

Take care valuable registrars.

Dr Lisa Fraser


Registrars guaranteed to gain new networks, knowledge, and skills at RMA17  

The conference will be held in the world’s most livable city, Melbourne, from 19 – 21 October 2017.
It promises an exciting and engaging program of relevant and stimulating topics designed to educate, inform, and enlighten both new and practicing rural health professionals.

RMA17 is an excellent opportunity for Registrars to gain new knowledge, new skills, and new networks. The conference involves important events, presentations, and workshops focusing on innovative research and development in rural and remote medicine.

Key workshops and presentations for Registrars include:

  • Registrar Mental Health session
  • Greening your practice
  • Rural LGBTQ+ health
  • Codeine changes
  • Medicinal cannabis Q&A panel session
  • Presidents’ Breakfast panel with Dr Norman Swan
  • Rural Health Advocacy presentation.

Across the three day conference keynote speakers and presenters will be addressing themes of research in policy and practice, sports medicine, and climate change and health, providing expert insight into new research and development within their areas of expertise. These sessions will be of great significance as this will impact registrars operating at the coal face of general practice.

RMA17 Welcome Reception and Presidents’ Breakfast

The RMA17 Welcome Reception provides the opportunity for registrars to mingle with fellow registrars, students, health workers, general practitioners and leaders in the industry over nibbles and drinks.
This is a great time to network and build valuable connections.

The Presidents’ Breakfast is a free event for those registered for RMA17 and provides a great opportunity to hear from some of Australia’s most influential and dedicated health leaders as they discuss relevant and critical health policy issues in Australia. This provides a great opportunity for Registrars to network and meet fellow registrars and rural generalists.

Interested in attending RMA17? You can register today!

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